EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE wrestling returns to dual action Monday in West Lafayette, Indiana, with a pair of matches against nationally-ranked squads.
The Cougars, 1-2, face off against Central Michigan, which is ranked No. 19 nationally by Intermat, at 12 noon. SIUE then meets host Purdue at 2 p.m. The Boilermakers are ranked No. 19 nationally in the USA Today/National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.
"They're both ranked top 25 so we expect a good match," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates. "There's a lot of good matchups, and we'll see a number of ranked wrestlers on this trip."
SIUE has been idle since Dec. 2 when it split matches at Indiana. The Cougars collected their first win of the season against Cleveland State in a 21-20 victory in Bloomington, Indiana.
Spates said the Cougars have been busy in practice.
"It was varied because of where guys are at in their seasons," said Spates. "Some guys have been out with an injury so we've done a lot of individual training aimed at particular needs."
"They had two good wins on our last dual meet so hopefully those guys can continue it," said Spates. "We'll have some others back in the lineup. It will be interesting to see how far along all of them are."
SIUE Probable Lineup
125-Zac Gentzler, R-Senior, 4-6, Andover, Kan.
133-Lucas Bernal, Junior, 0-1, Belleville, Ill.
Joe Antonelli, Junior, 2-3, St Charles, Ill.
141-John Muldoon, R-Junior, 5-1, Pearl River, N.Y.
Angelo Silvestro, R-Senior, 4-5, Geneva, Ill.
Dakota Leach, R-Senior, 3-4, Wichita, Kan.
149-Tyshawn Williams, R-Sophomore, 4-4, Baltimore, Md.
157-Karsten Van Velsor, R-Senior, 4-8, Ottumwa, Iowa
165-Nate Higgins, R-Junior, 9-1, Millstadt, Ill.
174-Logan Gruszka, R-Freshman, 0-1, Schaumburg, Ill.
Mason McDaniel, R-Freshman, 1-2, Kirkland, Wash.
184-Bryce Shewan, Freshman, 5-6, Yorkville, Ill.
197-Christian Dulaney, Junior, 8-3, Shakopee, Minn.
HWT-Jake McKiernan, R-Junior, 1-2, Richmond, Mich.
Tommy Helton, R-Freshman, 2-8, Elmhurst, Ill.
No. 19 (Intermat)/No. 23 (USA Today/NWCA) Central Michigan Probable Lineup
125-Drew Hildebrandt, R-Freshman, 8-9, Granger, Ind.
133-Dresden Simon, R-Freshman, 10-7, Dansville, Mich.
141-No. 19 Mason Smith, Sophomore, 15-3, Clio, Mich.
149-No. 3 Justin Oliver, Junior, 13-1, Davison, Mich.
157-Blake Montrie, R-Freshman, 3-6, Temperance, Mich.
165-Logan Parks, Sophomore, 8-6, Taylor, Mich.
174-No. 15 CJ Brucki, Senior, 8-6, Orland Park, Ill
184-No. 14 Jordan Ellingwood, Senior, 10-5, Plainfield, Ill
197-Jordan Atienza, Junior, 10-6, Livonia, Mich.
Landon Pelham, R-Freshman, 4-5, Tecumseh, Mich.
285-Matt Stencel, R-Freshman, 11-8, Oregon, Ohio
No. 19 (USA Today/NWCA) Purdue Probable Lineup
125-No. 18 Luke Welch, R-Senior, 12-2, Newburgh, Ind.
Devin Schroder, R-Freshman, 11-3, Northview, Mich.
133-Ben Thornton, R-Junior, 11-4, Stoddard, Wis.
141-Nate Limmex, R-Sophomore, 9-6, Ada, Mich.
149-Austin Nash, R-Sophomore, 4-8, Florham Park, N.J.
Koby Reyes, R-Junior, 4-8, Billings, Mont.
157-Griffin Parriott, R-Freshman, 9-4, New Prauge, Minn.
Cole Wysocki, R-Sophomore, 6-5, Edwardsville, Ill.
165-Jacob Morrissey, R-Senior, 9-7, Oconto Falls, Wis.
Mario Leveille, R-Junior, 9-4, Chicago, Ill.
174-No. 14 Dylan Lydy, R-Sophomore, 14-6, Indianapolis, Ind.
184-Max Lyon, Freshman, 8-4, Dyersville, Iowa
Jon Morales, Junior, 6-6, Kirklin, Ind.
197-Christian Brunner, Sophomore, 9-3, East Dundee, Ill.
285-No. 14 Shawn Streck, R-Freshman 14-5, Merrillville, Ind.
Jacob Aven, R-Junior, 4-6, Zionsville, Ind.